AIFD Newsletter
January 12, 2013
This week at dancing

The Lilatalented Genevieve Kent will be on hand to DJ a great evening of dancing. She wil lbe assisted by Lila Luce.
Oh the weather outside is frightful,
but the dancing's so delightful,
So, to AIFD we'll go --
quick-quick-slow, quick-quick-slow, quick-quick-slow!

Bob Gompf Don't forget Mike Reveszyour belts this week as Bob Gompf teaches Radomirska Ruchenitsa, a bouncy and energetic Bulgarian dance often danced in belt hold. Come rain or shine, Mike Revesz will be on hand at the beginning of the evening to walk through dances. So, don your rubber boots, open that umbrella and join us for dancing (and singing) in the rain.

Saturday, January 12
7:30-10:45 pm
$5 at the door 17 & older. 16 & under free.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hancock Rec Center (HRC)

Not receiving this newsletter directly from AIFD? Let us add you to the distribution.
Be the Tipping Point

Print out some AIFD business cards and leave them places (e.g., with your tip at the cafe, in a library book, on the bulletin board at the grocery store, etc.).

Read more on how to "Be the Tipping Point"

eyes Keep your eyes peeled for
these upcoming events

Monday, January 14 - Multi-cultural dance.
Enjoy an evening of Hungarian, Scandinavian, swing, and other fun couples dances on Monday, January 14th, from 7-9:45 pm, at Hancock Recreation Center. Fore more information check out

Saturday, January 19 - AIFD Family Fun Night.
Family Fun Night. Join AIFD for a night of family friendly dances for the young at heart. Details forthcoming.

Friday - Sunday, March 15-17 - SAFDF.
San Antonio Folk Dance FestivalSan Antonio Folk Dance Festival (SAFDF). Romanian, Mexican, and English Country dances will be featured at this years San Antonio Folk Dance Festival. To learn more and register for this event, check out . In support of SAFDF, AIFD will not meet at Hancock Rec Center on Saturday, March 16th.

For a complete list of upcoming events,
check out AIFD's event page.
Other dance links
See our complete list
Pictures from AIFD's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Pictures from Kabile, Nov 3, 2012.
Pictures from Chuck's 80th Birthday Celebration
"I can't dance" - tips to get you dancing.
Archive of dance notes - compiled by Franklin Houston.
Newsletter archive - since May 19, 2012.
Texas International Folk Dancers
Village International Dancing1st & 3rd Friday, HRC
Austin Scandinavian Dancing Each Wed and 2nd Fri, HRC
Multicultural Dance Next event, Monday, Jan 14, 2013
Csardas Hungarian Dancers
Contradance and English Country Dancing (TAADA)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music

This week's "other dance" feature:

Austin Scandinavian Dancing
Austin Scandi Dancers The Austin Scandinavian Dance group has revamped their monthly teaching and dancing plan to better accomodate both new and experienced dancers. See the details on their website.

If you play folk dance music and are not on our list of Musicians/Musical groups, please send your information to
- Winifred C. Marshall

Little January
Tapped at my door today.
And said, "Put on your winter wraps,
And come outdoors to play."
Little January
Is always full of fun;
Today we coasted down the hill,
Until the set of sun.
Little January
Will stay a month with me
And we will have such jolly times-
Just come along and see.

Link of the week:
In honor of our upcoming Family Fun Night, here is the Hungarian Children's Dance Ensemble:Hungarian Children's Dance Ensemble (Thanks to Iola for the suggestion).
If you would like to be removed from our newsletter distribution, please notify us at